Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Swine flu

Swine flu:
Swine flu was a respiratory disease of pigs. Its mutation in March 2009 has started the outbreak of new strain of Influenza virus (H1N1) that can cause infections in humans. 64 cases have been reported in United States in which 45 are only in New York to the date 28 April, 2009. (CDC)

Diagnosis and Treatment:
rRT-PCR Swine Flu Panel diagnostic test is used for the diagnosis of this virus. Relenza and Tamiflu antiviral products have been reported for the use against this virus. (Medline Plus)

Source:

Centers for Disease control and Prevention (CDC)

U. S. National Library of Medicine (Medline Plus)
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